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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Dec 30, 2006 8:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: he's gone

Good call.

People can debate away on these issues, but I agree that to buy in to the stereotype that all, or even most, Deadheads share the same political views is a major mistake. Dead Land is not a place I would go seeking broad support for any sort of politcal movement. In fact, the only thing I would approach Deadheads about in search of a consensus on is the music of the Grateful Dead (and even that can get contentious beyond a general acknowledgement that at it's best this music is truly unlike any other).

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 30, 2006 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: he's gone

Saddam was executed on the "fast track" a lot like Tim McVay.
A lot of European contries supported his regime in a $$$ and bribery way-also corrupt politicians in our country.
To me, his quick execution = Dead men tell no tales.
I never heard a peep from the EU, who normally bitch about the death penalty.

Dead men tell no tales.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 30, 2006 9:09am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: he's gone

I second that, I'm tired of all the animosity that these "discussions" bring up, and I fully realize that I at times contribute to the negative atmosphere, and for that I apologize to all here. Let's put all that aside for another forum, not this one. In fact, don't you think this would be a good time to revive the "Jerry: Boxers or Briefs?" debate.

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Poster: billydlions Date: Dec 30, 2006 11:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: he's gone

SDH- My prayers are with you for the safe return of your son. It's people like him who make this country what it is! You have every right to feel the way you do.

Kind of funny that JFK went to Vietnam and 50,000+ soldiers died, we almost had a nuclear showdown with Russia and yet he is remembered as one of the great presidents.

3000 soldiers die in Iraq and Bush should be hanged. I dont think history has spoken just yet on Bush. I do hope that through the hard work of people like your son that we can actual help Iraq become a model citizen for the Islamic world. Probably a pipe dream. It's time to move past the Iraq war debate and figure out how to get the boys home and achieve our mission.

This post was modified by billydlions on 2006-12-30 19:34:57

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 30, 2006 10:53am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: he's gone

War, what is it good for? Absolutely something....when it led to the defeat of Natzi's and extremist Japanese Shintoism. There was a point in WW2 when 300 GI's were being killed per day. Think Roosevelt should have been hung?
Come on now! War IS hell, I served in Vietnam and know this all to well.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Dec 30, 2006 11:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: he's gone

War, when fought for honorable, clearly defined reasons is a necessity, unfortunately. In WWII we were fighting a direct threat to the U.S.. In Iraq, who knows? Do they hate us? Yep. Do they wish us dead? Yep again. Does that give us the right to impose our will upon them? Not so sure, but I agree that it is now imperitive that we do NOT just pull out; if we do, guess who waltzes in? Iran, who I feel has always been a much larger threat than Iraq ever was. We invaded Iraq because we believed they MIGHT have nukes or be developing them. With Iran, the entire world knows they have active nuclear technology and may be very close to having a bomb. If we had to invade somebody, I think we chose the wrong target.

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Poster: cosmicharlie Date: Dec 30, 2006 11:44am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: he's gone

Amen! I believe LOTS of Iraq's support us there if only we could take care of business. There was a time not long ago when Sadar was just a Thug with 2 bodyguards. But we allowed him to gain strength to over 12,000 radical well-armed supporters. Next time the president of Iran gives a speech, he should eat a cruise missle...but noooooooo!
We could win all that if our politicians had the balls of our brave soldiers and not bow to world opinion! Give Sadar City 24hr warning, then bomb it to rubble. The "street" in Iraq respects strength, not political "correctness"